Monday, 23 July, 2018

What we learned from Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook hearing

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"Facebook provides a network where the users, while getting free services majority consider useful, are subject to a multitude of nontransparent analyses, profiling, and other mostly obscure algorithmical processing", said Johannes Caspar, the data protection commissioner for Hamburg, Germany. Many people, young and old, are inspired by what he's accomplished.

According to a joint report by AP and NBC News, the original data was collected by an academic researcher, Aleksander Kogan, through a personality quiz Facebook app called "This is Your Digital Life".

In a blogpost today, the United States social networking giant said the programme in India aims "to fight the spread of false news on our platform".

Actually, I am not ditching Facebook. Now, that action is specifically prohibited by Facebook in the terms of service they have for app and quiz developers. Cookies help them find whether the user is logged into Facebook or not.

"They own what you are doing, and there's no way to prevent Facebook from seeing what you are doing on Facebook", he said.

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"But unlike Cambridge Analytica and its peers, who must content themselves with whatever data they can extract from Facebook's public interfaces, Facebook is sitting on the motherload, with unfettered access to staggering databases of behavior and preferences", Biddle notes. It allows app developers to scrape data in order to utilize it. And Facebook's plan - notifying users whose data were shared and teaching others how to "secure their account and data" - is like shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted.

CCFC, along with a coalition of several organisations, complained to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on April 9 against Google and YouTube for violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

"Consumers have a right to know what personal data there is being collected and sold, who's buying it and for what goal".

"So the average for non-Facebook platforms is 1,500", the congressman said. Some consumers are of the opinion that heavy fines should be levied against Facebook, as a punitive measure. "So, how do we capture diverse thoughts", he said. Zuckerberg's claim that people who don't have accounts are still being tracked by the world's largest social network sparked new privacy concerns.

Sputnik: Mark Zuckerberg when speaking about Cambridge Analytica said his company was in an arms race with Russian Federation what do you think about that? Others in the free format comments said that they would continue to check their Facebook feeds except this time, they would not engage. "But of course we can do more to help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have". It has been reported that when Zuckerberg first learned of the Russian meddling in the US election, his statement was: "That's weird", obviously the disposition of someone who is clueless about the extent to which his tool could be used for malicious intents.